<bgsound src="Zorba 1.wav"> index.html


The Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara

Niagara Music Awards World Group of the Year 2011

Welland Arts and Culture Award 2012 music notes

Time flies. It's already getting close to our fall concert on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Fireman's Park Hall in Niagara Falls. The theme is "Romance", featuring instrumental and vocal music to tug at your heartstrings and evoke fond memories. The acoustics are wonderful in the hall and we look forward to playing there. The performance begins at 3:00. Tickets are available from Sylvia at 905-734-9378 (days) and Mark at 905-358-1979 (evenings)


Due to high postage costs we are no longer doing direct mailings. If you have been on our mailing list and would like to be informed by phone, or email, please contact our mailing committee. We do not share our list with anyone, and send out only one mailing per concert

moon photo

About the MOON

International favourites, North American tunes, Broadway hits, Celtic music, Pops, light classics - the Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara (MOON) does it all! Under the direction of Sylvia Hlywka Brabson, this group of musicians presents a wide range of music sure to delight any audience.

The Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara, winners of the Niagara Music Awards World Group of the Year in 2011, is a modern ensemble capable of providing music to suit any mood or occasion. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings at Casa Dante Hall in Welland. Although the mandolin and mandolin family instruments are the backbone of the group, an eclectic mixture of other instruments is utilized to compliment the mood and enhance the performances. The orchestra is frequently accompanied by talented guest artists.

The members of the MOON were proud to be selected for the Welland Arts and Culture Award for 2012. This is a great honour for the orchestra.

The orchestra has entertained audiences on both sides of the border. Past highlights include a Beatles Concert at Lancaster Opera House in Lancaster, New York; a guest performance with the Niagara Symphony; a Ukrainian Show at the Niagara Concert Series in Niagara Falls, Ontario; and combined concerts with the Niagara Regional Police Men's Choir, Sweet Harmony, and BroadBand.

For a sample of a MOON performance, check out "Colours" concert